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Tuesday, August 21st, 2001

Stop telemarketing

Many U.S. states maintain their own “Do Not Call” lists, which telemarketers are forced (by law, and often by threat of fine) to heed. If you live in any of the following states, you can opt OUT of telemarketing calls: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming

Some states have restrictions that are of interest, whether or not they maintain “Do Not Call” lists. (Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Pennsylvania, Virginia)

Residents of ALL states can employ one of these methods, as well:

California residents: our list is coming! CA Senate Bill 771 provides for a California Do Not Call list, which will be set up in early 2003.

Delaware residents: See Senate Bill SB41. Illinois residents: see SB1830. Massachusetts residents: see HB5225. New Jersey residents: see S445.

It is not surprising that criminals are attempting to benefit from this legislation. Beware the “do not call” scam.

I will endeavor to keep this data up-to-date; feel free to suggest changes using the email address elsewhere on this page. I thank Macintouch for pointing to the article that began this research frenzy (States Ring In Do Not Call Laws), and to the readers who have supplied additional information.

Update: On 2003-03-12, President Bush signed legislation creating a national “do-not-call” list. According to the AP report, “telemarketers say the registry will devastate their business.” That sounds like reason to celebrate. The system should be in place by summer 2003.

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posted to channel: Privacy
updated: 2004-02-22 14:49:16

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